Clipboards and Quilting

I picked up a clipboard at a local discount store to use to display some of my little quilts.

I had seen some neat frames with a clip like this that people used to display small quilts and I thought just using a clipboard would be cool.

Clipboards have almost become a thing of the last really. Maybe I should paint it or dress it up somehow.

I have this hanging in my hallway for now, but you could use a plate stand to put it on a table top as well. I think I’m going to like this.

Have a great day!

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I visited Daughter #3 on the west side of the state recently . She took me here. This is a family owned chain in southwest Michigan.

Wow! What a great fabric store! I hit up a second location on my way out of town on Friday. Here is the wall of clearance fabrics.

You can’t tell from this pic how big this place is. They have every kind of fabric you could want as well as notions galore.

This is the second time this year I bought fabric. This is what I bought, all on clearance from $1.97-4.97/yard.

A who,e back my good friend,Donna bought me this beautiful FQ bundle.

Daughter #3 found this coordinating fabric and bought me a couple yards.

Look for something made from these lovelies soon!

Have a great day!

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Martingale recently had one of their warehouse sales and I picked up the following wing quilt books for just $6 each.

I don’t buy that many books anymore, but I’m really pleased with these.

But mostly, I’ve been reading this.

Cesar says I should expose Winslow to as many different things as possible at a young age so these things won’t freak her out when she is older. This is where I found her after vacuuming.

Yep, hiding behind the couch. Looks like I have more work to do. Have a good one!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Swap Quilt

I’ve finished my little quilt for the swap hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts and I’m pLeased as punch with it!

I hand quilted it.

This backing is not technically a repro fabric, but it suits and it’s fun.

Asa reminder, this was my inspiration quilt.

And this is my version.

I hope my swap partner likes it! Have a great day!

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Quilt Show Part 4

That’s it for the show. I hope you enjoyed the highlights!

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Quilt Show Part 3

I want to start out by thanking everyone for your kind comments on my ribbon for Let There Be Light. I wanted to respond to each, but my email has been acting up and I’m trying desperately to deal with last minute details before we leave. So once e-mail starts working as it should, I may be in flight. On to today’s post.

Here are some of my favorite quilts from our local guild show.

Have a great day!

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The Big Trip

At Christmas, our kids gave Mr. Wonderful and me, tickets for our big trip. Can you guess where we are going?

If you said Iceland, you would be right! We are getting very excited. We will be camping there for ten days this month.

I have some posts scheduled ahead, but posting may be sporadic. It all depends on internet access. So, don’t worry if you don’t hear from me as often this month. And while I love comments, I probably won’t have time to reply.

I haven’t decided if I’m taking anything to work on. I would like to have a small hand piecing project.

I need to get packing! Have a great day!

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